Coffee Shop & Afternoon Tea
Drawing Room with baby grand piano

Coffee Shop & Afternoon Tea

The opening of Muckrach Country House Hotel is looming and the rooms are looking boutique and chic! When we open the doors on the 30th April the hotel will burst into life consolidating all of its nurturing in the last 12 months. The bedrooms are ready for guests and the menus are nearly ready for everyone to enjoy in the Coffee Shop, Restaurant and Bar. Boutique and chic the hotel may be, but a Highland welcome is high on the agenda to embrace everyone.

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Locally sourced

One of the many exciting things about taking on a new business in the Highlands of Scotland is meeting all of the fabulous people and being introduced to some amazing locally sourced products. We have started with a blank canvas in most aspects of the hotel; from the building to the decoration and from knowing very few people to meeting many friendly & talented people. Every time we have met with someone it has lead to a meeting with someone else, each time discovering more about the many truly talented Highland folk. It is a real pleasure working with them and aligns the core of our business ethos of sourcing local where possible.

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Why the Cairngorms National Park is so special
Osprey catching trout in the Scottish Highlands

Why the Cairngorms National Park is so special

I often ask myself why the Cairngorms National Park is so special. Is it the mountains and lochs, the adrenalin fuelled activities or the plethora of wildlife unique to the area? As the UK's largest National Park it has so many special places to enjoy across its well cared for landscape; ancient pine forests, some of the highest mountain ranges and a selection of rare and unique wildlife species.

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Become part of the clan
Reception at Muckrach Country House Hotel

Become part of the clan

We'd love you to become part of the clan. Muckrach is for all of us to enjoy and we'd like to welcome all of our neighbours to become part of the clan and enjoy discounts and special offers. Muckrach is open to non-residents everyday from breakfast through to dinner, you're welcome to drink and dine in any of the public rooms. Why not enjoy a scrumptious sandwich whilst sitting in the sun drenched Drawing room?

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Luxury hotel in the Cairngorms

Luxury hotel in the Cairngorms opens its doors in April 2015. Muckrach Country House Hotel opens as a 4 star luxury hotel with a Highland welcome on 30th April 2015. With 11 individually designed bedrooms, you'll be sure to ponder which is your favourite.

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Speyside whisky
Glenfiddich whisky distillery

Speyside whisky

With over 50 malt whisky distilleries in one area, Speyside whisky offers a great choice of flavours. More than half the whisky distilleries of Scotland are in this one concentrated area, greater than the other whisky regions; Highlands, Lowlands and island of Islay. To celebrate Speyside's fabulous offerings, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival runs for 5 days over the first May bank holiday each year and is packed full of events.

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Burns Night
Spud the piper at Muckrach country house hotel

Burns Night

Burns Night on January 25th is celebrated the world over, an evening where Scotland leads the celebration of the life and legacy of one of the world’s most famous literary figures, Robert Burns on what was his birthday. Where a wee dram, a haggis, a piper and Auld Lang Syne feature in an unrivalled evening celebrating a poet. 5 years after his death, the first Burns supper was held and from there the world has held a celebratory supper on the 25th January.

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Muckrach Hotel Opens in May 2015
Muckrach glowing at night

Muckrach Hotel Opens in May 2015

Our Highland luxury hotel opens in May 2015, just in time for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival on the 30th April 2015. Muckrach Country House hotel will open its doors having been fully renovated over 15 months by a family who strive for the best quality and friendly approach to their business.

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Winter holidays in the Cairngorms
Snow fun at Muckrach Country House Hotel

Winter holidays in the Cairngorms

Winter holidays in the Cairngorms are fun and refreshing! We spent Hogmanay in the Highlands this year and it was wonderful. We arrived to light snow on the lower ground and great powder in the mountains, with fresh mountain air to blow the Christmas cobwebs away.

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